She was only meant to be the Alpha Commander’s slave…but she became his everything.
High Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra strictly as a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner, Corren. Any infractions of the rules by her will be harshly punished.
But as Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, Dak begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
Dak has enemies, men who will not hesitate to exploit his fondness for Omra, and use it to portray him as unfit to rule as Alpha. Can he expose the rampant cruelty and corruption in Parseon culture… or will the protocol he's spent his life defending, be the weapon used to destroy them and their love?
Author: Cara Bristol
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Reasonable Doubts, Stranded with the Cyborg, Trapped with the Cyborg, Terran
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Terran
Published: June 19, 2017
Genres: Sci Fi Romance
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Breeder by Cara Bristol is a great start to what looks to be a very interesting series. I can see how this book might offend readers. Anytime you have a misogynistic-type society where women are thought of less than cattle people will be offended. The challenge of course is to make a story enjoyable that you can put forget about all garbage and focus on the romance. I for one put those thoughts aside and concentrated on Dak and Omra’s story, which, I thought was lovely. But I’ll get back to that. Let me hit on some other interesting tidbits this story had to offer.
Alpha which are the leaders, have betas. All of which are male. The anointed beta partner acts almost like a second in command. With me so far? Now this is where it gets REALLY interesting. The beta additional duties include taking care of all matters for the Alpha and I do mean ALL! As in they are the sexual partner for the Alpha. That would be your warning that there is M/M sex so consider yourself warned. Women are considered inferior, do the chores for the beta, are for breeding purposes only and only the Alpha is allowed to breed. Does anyone else see how cock-eyed this planet is?!
Okay, back to Dak and Omra. As I said before, I found their story to be lovely. From the get-go, you know Dak is a good guy. He’s definitely not one of the men who is a complete abuser. His confusion of being attracted to Omra is sweet. Omra (what a lovely name!) despite being abused and mistreated is still a simple yet strong character. Their interactions as he begins to have feeling for her are almost swoon worthy. There are some really great secondary characters that without them this story would not exist. Since the men of this story are acting the way all men do on this planet ,the bad guys really need to go that extra distance to stand out…and trust me when I say the bad guys are really bad!
The story of course ends with a HEA for Dak and Omra which I found more that satisfying. However, this is a series and things are starting to change. I for one can’t wait to see how things play the next book.